Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
27-August-2012 17:52 IST
Top Class Education Scheme



                 Since inception of the Top Class Education Scheme in 2007-08, the number of institutions that availed benefits of the Scheme are:


Year                            Total Institutions Notified                No. of Institutions that availed      

                                                                                                benefits of the Scheme

2007-08                                   121                                                      23              

2008-09                                   119                                                      50                                 

2009-10                                   176                                                      54                

2010-11                                   181                                                      84                

2011-12                                   205                                                      104                 


                 After review of the Scheme, following steps have been taken:- the  number of institutions notified under the Scheme has been   increased from 121 in 2007-08  to 205 in 2011-12; and the annual family income ceiling for eligibility under the Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.2.00 lakh  to Rs.4.50 lakh  with effect from the selection year 2012-13.



  This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri D. Napoleon in a written reply to a question in  Lok Sabha today.